This instructable is for the making of Leather Shoulder Armor
It can be altered and modified to any desired design of your choosing.
Step 1: Print and Trace
Step 1. Print out and trace all pieces onto poster board or card stock for future use.
Step 2: Choose Your Leather
Step 2. When you have all your pieces cut and traced choose a nice medium weight veg tanned leather i usually go with a 7-8 oz. Flip your leather so it is grain side up when tracing.(it hides better if you mess up a line.) Step 3.
Step 3: Trace Your Pattern
Step 3. Trace all your pattern parts on to the grain side of your leather.
Step 4: Cutting
Step 4. with a sharp utility knife and a steady hand (or a good pair of shears) carefully cut all your parts out.
If you cut your pattern wrong you'll be wasting more leather than you need to.
Step 5: Lay Your Pieces Out
Step 5. Lay all your cut out pieces out and number them in order of assembly either from top to bottom or vise versa
Step 6: Do All Your Tooling Now
Step 6. Choose what design and tool it now
Step 7: Dying the Leather
Step 7. Choose what color(s) you want to dye your leather and be careful it will be permanent.
Step 8: Assembly
Step 8. when you have your holes punched, Your pieces tooled,dyed and dry. Now we assemble!!!!!!
Line all holes up (this is why you numbered the pieces) and with small to medium double cap rapid rivets set all your pieces together.